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  • Our last days in The GambiaWe said goodbye, or until next time, to a lot of wonderful people that we met over the last year. We had a going away BBQ and visited Kartong region near the Senegal border on a day trip with some Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | May 14, 2014
  • Merry Christmas from AfricaWe don't have a fireplace here so Don did some improvising...on the location as well as with the actual stockings. We moved our small palm tree from the deck to inside and found some minimal Xmas decorations. We had a Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jan 1, 2014
  • A rogue monkey on my doorstopI almost had a heart attack when I nearly tripped over this guy on my way out the door on my way to work this morning! The look on his face when he turned to look at me was "and Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Dec 7, 2013
  • Ghana>Liberia>Sierra Leone>Senegal>GambiaThis was my 9 hr flight schedule with three technical stops (cities shown in the subheading) between Ghana and The Gambia. I am told if you flew directly this would have taken 2.5 hrs. I'd never do this trip again! Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Dec 5, 2013
  • Pig RoastV 2.0 since this was the second year running. The pig was rotated by hand for 5 hrs but was well worth the wait. In typical Gambia fashion nothing happens on time and instead of eating at 3 we ate Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 16, 2013
  • 250lb Tarpon (fish)We were invited on a monthy 'test out the US Embassy speed boat to make sure it works in case it is needed in the event of an evacuation' trip. Highlights were a tarpon being caught, dolphins jumping right next Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 14, 2013
  • Halloween in AfricaWell, at least in The Gambia. Not exactly high on any local radar. We went to a party at a friend's house, which I must say was wonderful. They must have taken 2 days off work to get all the Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Nov 2, 2013
  • Even Teddy Bears Need a Wash...I saw all of these stuffed animals out on the line at the top of the hill from where we live. I walk by this area everyday on my way to work. We are starting to get to know the Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 30, 2013
  • The Lab TeamThis is our project molecular microbiology team, working on the weekend because of the upcoming lab closure (you can see the very much under construction lab in the background of one of the photos). It was also one of the Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 29, 2013
  • Tobaski in The GambiaTobaski is the local name, worldwide the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the pilgrimage to Mecca is known as Eid Al-Adha. This holiday and the pilgrimage, also known as the Hajj, are meant to commemorate the trials and Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Oct 17, 2013
  • Fishing on the Atlantic Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 29, 2013
  • African Sunset Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 28, 2013
  • Long Weekend Afternoon Boat TripThe highlight was probably the mini catamaran, and the BBQ.. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/564287/IMG_1143.jpg thumb=htt Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 27, 2013
  • Wide Open Walls[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/564287/IMG_0589.jpg thumb=http:/ Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 18, 2013
  • Mandina with Mom and DadIt was a great trip. We saw art on two different occasions (more in the next post), visited the base camp area, went for a morning boat ride, ate great food and as an apetizer had the cockles (shells in Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 16, 2013
  • Happy Birthday Don[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/564287/IMG_0014.jpg thumb=http:/ Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jul 15, 2013
  • AdansoniaAdansonia is a genus of tree previously with eight species- Six are native to Madagascar, one to mainland Africa, and one to Australia. In 2012 a new species was added that is found in Eastern and Southern Africa. The mainland Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 26, 2013
  • Reptiles..Today we visited the Gambia Reptile Reserve- a park which aims to help people understand and learns about reptiles native to their area. Admisson is free for Gambians, whom I have heard from several people are terrified of snakes. Apparently Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 23, 2013
  • Indian ViagraThese arachnids are most common on the Indian Sub-continent, but as we saw today are also apparently found in West Africa. These beauties live mostly underground and burrow into the sand (action photo below). They [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/56 Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 22, 2013
  • Wide Open WallsLast Sunday we visited about ten rural villages where artists have painted on the walls of the buildings. This project is called wide open walls (www.wideopenwalls.co.za) and was started by the owners of Mandina Lodge and Makasutu forest reserve (where Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 20, 2013
  • Celebration!This happened last month but I forgot to post the photos. One the left is Susan (anthropologist from Belgium) and on the right is Nathalie (pediatrician from the UK).The one year mark is a big deal because high risk activities Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 3, 2013
  • Morning Canoe TripThe plant is wild mint. Local people use it as an insect repellant and place around the outside of their bed nets to help keep mosquitos away. [img=http://photos.travellers Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 2, 2013
  • Mangrove Forests Mangrove trees thrive in muddy, salty, hot conditions that would kill most plants. They have a filtration system that keeps out salt and a complicated network of roots th Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | Jun 1, 2013
  • MudskippersIn fact they don't so much walk as they do jump or skip. We saw them jump distances of up to two feet. These guys are probably the most land adapted fish and can live out of water for days Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | May 29, 2013
  • Mandina LodgeLast weekend we decided to take a break from the coast and headed to Mandina lodge located about 45 minutes south east of Fajara. The owners have bought about 100 acres of forest which is now a protected area. The Posted by Jmclellan in We Live in Africa | May 28, 2013
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